We hold regular events

We hold regular events, and our members are regular speakers at conferences and events. Our next event is the 2020 House of Lords annual luncheon and lecture.


Patron of NCUP

Baroness Pauline Perry Baroness Perry is an educationalist, a Conservative politician and a member of the British House of Lords. She served as one of Her Majesty’s  Inspectors of Schools in England for 17 years, in 1981 attaining the rank of Chief Inspector.  In 1986 she became Vice-Chancellor of South Bank Polytechnic, and serving during[…]

Advance notices

House of Lords Event 21 May 2020

Dear NCUP colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Professor Dame Madeleine Atkins has agreed to be our speaker at the next NCUP luncheon, to be held on Thursday 21st May, 2020.

The title of her talk is: ‘The University Sector: Criticisms and Remedies’.

The University sector has suffered its share of criticism in recent months. Charges of elitism, failure to prepare students for the world of work, too much emphasis on research at the expense of teaching are but a few of the perceived failures of the sector.

Are the criticisms justified? And what remedies can universities employ?

Professor Atkins’s background includes reading Law and History as an undergraduate at Cambridge University (Girton College), teaching in a large comprehensive school in Huntingdon, and completing a PhD and post-doctoral research contracts at the University of Nottingham.

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Council Members

The National Council for University Professors is run by a team of experienced professors with many years of experience in the education field. Please look at the full list of council members above.

Professor Emeritus Terence N Davis OBE (Chair of Board of Trustees)

Qualifications: MA, MEd, PhD, Hon.DLitt, CPsychol, FSS, FRSA FNCUP (Fellow of the National Conference of University Professors) Education Consultant and Psychometrician Email: TerenceDavis101@gmail.com  


Professor Janet Wilson (President)

Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies Division of Humanities Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology University of Northampton. Qualifications: BA, MA, DPhil, FRSA, FNCUP (Fellow of the National Conference of University of Professors) Research interests: postcolonial studies and diaspora writing Email: Janet.Wilson@northampton.ac.uk  


Professor Roger Watson

Vice President. Professor of Nursing, University of Hull FNCUP (Fellow of the National Conference of University of Professors) Qualifications: BSc, PhD, RN, FFN, MRSCI, FHEA, MAE,  FNCUP, FRCP, Edin, FRCN, FAAN Research Interests: Feeding and nutritional issues in older people with dementia; nursing education and retention of nursing workforce; psychometrics and applications[…]